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Automating Your Backup with Cron

cron is a daemon that will execute commands at a scheduled date and time. You use the crontab command (short for cron table) to set up cron to execute commands at regular intervals.

If you haven’t used cron before, I recommend reading this excellent introduction to cron and crontab and looking at this example crontab file. You should have at least a basic understanding of crontab before proceeding.